Friday, February 27, 2009

DIY - Tears of Joy, Part Deux

I have so much to talk about today! I don't even know where to begin!

I will start with the DIY project that I discussed here. I ran to Michaels and picked up all the necessary supplies to get started on this project ($0.39/piece of paper, $7.99 for stamp pad, and $5.99 for stampers).

It was pretty darn easy! The only change I made was that instead of folding the paper 1" from the bottom, I folded it 1 1/2" from the bottom so that I had a larger flap for my stamp (plus it looked better at 1 1/2" versus 1". I also only put two Kleenex in each pouch, which I thought would be suffice. What do you think?

Without further ado......I give you my first DIY project!
Pardon the blurriness of the pictures but my camera was doing screwy things so I had a heck of time getting a picture to turn out. The color also looks a little more yellow since I couldn't use the flash on my camera but you get the idea.

I think I am going to alternate stamps. The first stamp reads "Once Upon a Time......" and the second stamp reads "And they lived happily ever after. The End". Instead of the torn look across the flap I used a pair of decorative scrap booking shears to create a more elegant look. Sorry, it is really hard to see! If you look really, really hard at the "Once Upon a Time....." pouch you might be able to see it. I made a total of three and by the third pouch I was getting pretty quick. I think I might try to make 10 or so every night while watching TV which will knock this project out of the way pretty quickly!

If anyone else out there is thinking about doing this project I definitely recommend it! It was very easy and cheap! And is something you can do while watching TV at night!

Coming next......the success of retail therapy!


Adrienne said...

They turned out great!! Nice job and it sounds like they were super easy!!

My Dream Ring said...

Great job! I really like them.

Lynsey and Brian said...

They look great! I thought about doing this just for the rows that the mothers will be sitting on. Good job! I love the stamps.

jessica lynn said...

i am impressed! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

They look so good!!!!

Amanda B. Young said...

What a great idea! I love them -- they look fabulous!